Museums & Galleries Ltd is the UK’s leading producer of quality art cards and design led stationery and gifts. We source from the world’s greatest art design and illustration archives as well as working directly with established and emerging artists and independent galleries.
In 2020 we launched MuseumShops bookings, a brand new booking system for the heritage sector.
Based in Corby in England, with a dedicated art studio in Frome, Somerset, we work with Museums and Galleries worldwide, both public and commercial, and are the official publishers of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s cards and social and gift stationery. Other prestigious licensors we work with include the British Library, British Museum, TATE, Natural History Museum, BBC Earth, Transport for London, Matthew Williamson, and Cressida Bell.
Founded over thirty years ago, in 2013 MGL began a new phase of development under the ownership of the Mint Group. Established in 2006 by Alan and Debbie Williams, Mint Publishing is one of the most vibrant independent greeting card companies in the UK. Both companies share a commitment to product quality and customer service, but maintain separate public identities and serve different market demographics. M&G has over the last few years re-emerged as an exciting and reputable art and design-led publisher fit for the 21st Century.
The company has a strong commitment to product innovation. Since 2013 Museums & Galleries’ stationery offer has been radically reconfigured to offer retailers a comprehensive array of high-quality boxed cards, journals, gift wraps, bags, and tissue, planners and notebooks, bookmarks, pens, pencil sets, and calendars. In Spring 2019 we also introduced branded bamboo travel mugs.
Greeting card ranges cover all aspects of fine and applied arts, from blank everyday, birthday, special occasions, Christmas and Easter cards. The larger licenses have exclusively branded card collections.
Museums & Galleries Ltd’s products sell in the larger department stores and several thousand independent card, gift and book shops around the UK and Ireland. We have active distributors in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Japan.
We show at all the major trade fairs in the UK throughout the year, and have a full team of sales agents covering the country, as well as a national accounts executive.
We publish trade catalogues twice a year and maintain a trade-only ordering website at: www.museumsgalleries.co.uk.